After working with the authorities of the Ministry of Health, the Ministry of Economy and the Undersecretary of Tourism, Chile announced that the entry requirements were simplified for non-resident foreigners entering the country.
As of September 1st, tourists over 18 years old traveling to Chile will have to show only a vaccination certificate issued in the country of vaccination. This vaccination certificate, along with the identification document, will be valid as a Mobility Pass (Pase de Movilidad).
This means that, a tourist, for example, can go into hotels or restaurants showing the vaccination certificate and their identity document, so it will no longer be necessary to carry out the process of vaccine standardization.
If the person does not have the vaccination schedule from their country, they will have to present a negative result on a PCR test taken up to 48 hours from departure to enter Chile.
Whereas, for trips within Chile, the non-resident traveler may show their vaccination certificate and identification document, as an equivalent to the Mobility Pass, or a negative result on a PCR test taken in the last 48 hours. Minors under 18 years old will not be subject to any entry requirements.
Lastly, so that entry to Chile is more efficient, travelers will no longer need to fill out the C19 Declaration, because traveler tracking will be carried out with the information gathered at the border control (PDI). These changes will be valid at the three alert levels in the Protected Borders Plan.
From Santiago Airport, the Undersecretary of Tourism of Chile, Verónica Kunze, and the General Manager of Nuevo Pudahuel, François-Regis Le Miere, launched an information campaign to make the changes to the entry requirements public.
As part of this plan, Nuevo Pudahuel installed 30 information panels, which will be set up across the premises. The panels will detail through QR codes the new sanitary requirements announced by the government, in addition to the affidavit required by the Agriculture and Livestock Service (SAG) for all passengers entering our country.
“We are optimistic about the easing of requirements for foreign tourists announced by the Ministry of Health, taking into account that international air traffic is still far from pre-pandemic levels”, said François-Regis Le Miere, stating that in September alone, around 600,000 passengers are expected to arrive at Santiago Airport on international flights.
Meanwhile, the Undersecretary of Tourism reiterated that these changes “seek to encourage the entry of foreign visitors, which we project to be, for this year, just over 1,800,000 people (…) We know that Chile is an excellent destination, but the new measures allow us to be more competitive internationally and to become a space that offers good experiences from your arrival at the airport”.
For more information, visit the official site Travel to Chile Plan from Chile Travel.